Archive for the ‘Live to the Max’ Category

Saturday, June 13th 2015

The #1 Oil I Always Have On Hand

The #1 oil I always have on hand is… COCONUT OIL

I’ll share why in a second. But please know – this is in addition to my long-time staple: extra virgin olive oil (organic) – and a few other unique oils I’ll share with you in the future. But for now – some key points on coconut oil…

While J. Carney of ‘The Alternative Daily’ goes into full and complete details in Coconut Oil Secrets – I’ll share some of my own “reasons why” here…

1 – It’s an amazing alternative to butter. Don’t misunderstand me here though. Butter can still be a healthy part of a well structured nutrition plan. It’s when it gets overused, with the wrong foods, in the wrong recipes – and gets consumed FAR TOO MUCH, where it creates problems.

So, when I do want some variety – I simply use coconut oil where I would use butter. On steamed cauliflower, or broccoli – for example.

2 – For roasting carrots and brussel sprouts. Since it is a “high heat” oil – it is perfect for longer cooking periods, such as when roasting. Add some sea-salt and black pepper and you end up with…. YUM!

3 – As a natural, high-strength moisturizer. my hands spend lots of time in the water. Between making salads, rinsing veggies & fruits – and ocean activities – my hands get very dry. So several times a day – and then before bed – I give my hands a good dose of coconut oil, rubbed in thoroughly. It works EXTREMELY well and has a pleasant smell, as well.

Here’s a photo of me showing my appreciation of coconut oil:

joey atlas coconut oil benefits

Here’s a photo of my part-time office assistant (and daughter :-), just after her shower, with our big jars of coconut oil:

joeys office assistant helping with coconut oil post

Here’s a close-up of the label:

organic coconut oil label

“Where can I get this specific coconut oil, Joey?”

I knew you’d ask that :-)

If you’re a member of Costco – you should be able to get it there as that is where I usually get mine.

And you can always hit the “easy” button and just have Amazon ship it to you via this link.

Of course – aim to get ‘organic’ – and keep in mind there are more good brands on the market – so depending on which country you live in – your selection may vary.

If coconut oil is new to you, at least give it a try – as it is one more thing you’ll be doing to enhance your fitness, strengthen your wellness and improve your quality of life.

If you want to go deeper on the info side of coconut oil – I highly recommend J Carney’s, Coconut Oil Secrets.

Any thoughts, comments or stories about coconut oil? If so, I’d love to hear. So PLEASE post below.

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas

Friday, April 24th 2015

Mom and Daughter say Look at My Muscle

You may remember from past posts that I am not a fan of TV. …Haven’t had one for the last 5-6 years. Didn’t miss it – didn’t need it… Lots of other things to do…

Most programming is horrible and detrimental to society. And the commercials??? Are you kidding me? Most of them are just unbearable… A terrible reflection of what resonates with society… (I know that is a generalization – but it is still bad).

Anyway – This year I gave in (on a LIMITED basis) simply because me and the kids enjoy watching hockey ( GO NY RANGERS!), soccer – and some good educational shows (TLC, Discovery, Science, The Profit, etc…)…

Again – some of the commercials are so ridiculous I can’t even put it into words…

HOWEVER – every now and again – we’ll see one that can be considered good. And I want to share one of them with you as I think you’ll enjoy it…

Watch it once for a chuckle – then watch it again for a laugh. Good, clean, subtle humor.

Nothing trashy, nothing degrading, nothing to make you shake your head in disgust.

Watch for these:

“Money doesn’t spend itself…”

“Look at my muscle…”

I’m curious to know if you thought the clip was funny – or not. Either way is good, we all have our own sense of humor… But I’m still curious to hear your thoughts. Funny – or not? Post your answer below. PLEASE :-)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!! :-)

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

This Fitness Studio Is for Women ONLY

I value your opinion – so please share it below after reading what I’ve decided:

If you’ve been tuned-in to my last few ‘Updates from AtlasVille’… you know I’m planning on opening a new fitness studio (based on my unique methods) by the end of this year. And then a few more in 2016 – and then franchising the model to reach & help as many people as possible..

And If you’ve only tuned in recently – well, now you know :-)

But I’ve made a BIG decision in the last few weeks. And here’s where I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The new fitness studios
will be for WOMEN ONLY…

for Women Only

I’m HIGHLY Aware of How Many Women AVOID Fitness Centers Because of the Co-Ed Factor

Truth be told, if I was a woman – I’d only want to go to a female-only studio. The co-ed factor would NOT work for me… Would be a HUGE turn-off.

There are several other key reasons which led to this decision. But I’ll share those in a future post.


– Do you like it?
– Against it?
– And also, either way – let me know the “why” behind your thoughts…

Your comments mean a LOT to me – so please post below – even if for some crazy reason a voice in your head is saying “Eh, Joey doesn’t want my opinion…”


Thank you!!!

Friday, April 10th 2015

Playground Workouts You Can Do Almost Anywhere

I love working out on playgrounds…

The playground is actually what sparked the idea which has evolved into the new fitness studio concept I’m aiming to have open by the end of this year… So I want to share some of this great playground fitness material with you.

Watch these and aim to give at least the easy one a try this weekend.

NOTE: be sure to get clearance from your doctor before exercising, especially for the first time. Feel free to show your doctor the videos if you wish.

The “Old” Playground Workout

I made this one a LONG time ago (about 8 years ago) – but it is still a great training session you can do anywhere you find a playground (which is GREAT for traveling).


Chest and Back Focused Playground Workout

This one is about 2.5 years old – But still very close to what I do these days when I head outdoors for an upper body workout. While this might be challenging for beginners – you can start with the “old” playground workout up top – and then use this one as a goal to aim for in the future.

These types of workouts are part of my anti-aging regimen… They are part of my lifestyle. I don’t have to force myself to do them. I look forward to doing them, especially when traveling.

And every now and again – someone watching will be inspired into action. (The Ripple Effect)

Sure there’s time to relax – to sit at the edge of the water – or on a park bench. But that is earned… The body needs “work” first to let the “rest” feel that much more relaxing. There’s more to that story – so stay tuned for it.

Any questions? Please post below.

Comments, thoughts, etc… You can post those below too :-)

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas

Thursday, March 19th 2015

4 Critical Fitness Updates from ‘AtlasVille’ and…

As mentioned in the email. This is a super tight week as the kids are on Spring Break – and I’m in high demand here, which I LOVE…

So, here are the latest items I need to share with you:

1: Critical FDA Recalls
2: Big… BIG…. BBBIIIGGG… Thank you
3: Sweet Request
4: Preview of What’s Coming

1: Critical FDA Recalls

laced and tainted supplements

A – Weight loss/fat-burners being spiked with prescription drugs:

V6 coffee contains sibutramine

Bethel/Slim-k recall (tainted with sibutramine/Meridia)

Again – for anyone wanting a ‘helper’, while avoiding the dangerously laced rip-offs – then my #1 vote goes to Metabo-379 which is from our pals at BioTrust

B – This one is for men (or the man in your life).
It is specifically focused on the widespread scam of spiking weak “Male Enhancement” supplements with unregulated pharmaceuticals to give men the desired effect. Not only is this extremely devious, but it is incredibly dangerous.

From the FDA site:
“…Consumers may unknowingly take products laced with varying quantities of approved prescription drug ingredients, controlled substances…”

List of Tainted/Laced “Male Enhancement” Supplements

(On a side note – I will admit, some of the names at the link above did give me a few good laughs… Yes, my sense of humor is almost always on…lol.)

If you’re a man – or want to help give your man a “natural boost” while avoiding some of the dangerously laced items flooding the market – then give this natural & 3rd-party certified herbal combo a try.

Knock on ‘wood’, I don’t have the need for any ‘enhancement’ as everything is functioning at full capacity for me, so I can’t give any first-hand feedback on the K-20 for Men

2: Big… BIG…. BBBIIIGGG… Thank YOU

Already up to 541 comments on the last blog post for input on the name/logo ideas for the new fitness studio. 541…Wow – Totally feeling the LOVE there!!! So – I send everyone who has commented a BIG THANK YOU! xo

3: A Sweet Request for You


In efforts of reaching out to more women on facebook, I’ve had to build a totally new website with a new theme. FB’s rules are pushing biz owners to increase the quality of their presence and the quality of the helpful info being shared. On that note – I’m working with a company which specializes in exactly that.

And here is the fb page:

The Healthy Skin Insider on Facebook

It just went live in the last few days and it would be great if you’d take a look and ‘LIKE’ the page if you actually do like what you see. The more ‘likes’ the better – as what we have planned for the next stages will build on those likes…

4: Preview of What’s Coming and How YOU Can Be a Part of It <<<===

LOTS of work is going into the creation of the fitness studio I’m aiming to have open by the holiday season. So many readers have already helped in tremendous ways by sharing their votes and thoughts on the name/logo topic… And I love the feel of having everyone involved in this massive project…

The idea came to me to see how many people would be willing to share their success story, based on using my methods of fitness, nutrition & mindset – to be featured as part of the launch of the new fitness studio – of course, also based on my methods.

I’m posting this here because I realized there are many people who “quietly” succeed in big ways by using my programs, BUT, haven’t felt their story is ‘significant’ enough to be worthy of sharing.

I’ll say it here: Each and every success story has the mighty potential to change, even transform, someone else’s life. So, don’t ever underestimate “your story”. You matter in the biggest way, whether you realize it or not, and you have the power to influence & inspire others to reach their own great potential.

The Ripple Effect by Joey Atlas

So I ask, if you’re interested in helping me make the world a healthier & better place – then just let me know in the comment box below – and I’ll reach out to you personally, via email, to learn more about your story and how we can present it to the world…

You’ll part be of “The Ripple Effect”... And it would be an honor to include you as part of ‘the BIG project’.

Any questions about the above? Please just post below :-)

Also – as things progress with fitness studio location #1, I’ll be sharing all the updates and ‘behind the scenes’ peeks right here on the blog… So stay tuned for what will continue to unfold as the weeks and months progress…

Your trainer for life,
Joey Atlas xo